Tips for Planing A Hassle-Free UK Beach Holiday

Are you planning to visit somewhere like Blackpool, Newquay or Margate this summer? Would you like to ensure you have a hassle-free experience with your family? Then you’ve come to the right place. As they’re not travelling abroad, most people will take a relaxed approach to planning this break. However, you still need to make arrangements ahead of time if you don’t want to encounter any stress. The advice on this page should make sure you leave no stone unturned and create some excellent memories with your loved ones.

Photo courtesy: Andy L

Photo courtesy: Andy L

Always book accommodation in advance

When people choose to visit UK resort towns like Blackpool, they know they’ll find hundreds of hotels. So, most of them won’t bother to book accommodation in advance. They’ll just turn up and look for vacancy signs in B&B windows. However, that is not a smart move because you always end up paying more. If you’re taking a long road trip with your family, the last thing you want to do is run out of money. It’s possible to book reasonable hotels for around £30 or £40 per night if you book an advance. Those who simply arrive at the town will end up paying, at least, £20 more per night. If you’re going to stay for a long weekend, that could become rather expensive.

Always book attraction tickets in advance

There are many fantastic attractions right by the beach in Blackpool and other UK holiday towns. Your family will want to make the most of those places if you wish to have an exciting time. As with everything else, you should always book your tickets before leaving home. Not only will you get a standard online discount, but you could also jump queues. Always search Google and see if you can find any voucher codes before entering your bank details. In most circumstances, you will always find two for one entry offers if you look hard enough. That could mean your money stretches further, and you can enjoy even more attractions.

Always research the best restaurants in advance

The last thing you want to do is sit down to a disgusting and overpriced meal. So, it’s sensible to perform some research before you leave home. In most instances, you won’t have to book your table until the day before. However, it’s still wise to educate yourself about the most respected eateries and tourist traps. That way, you will have a much better experience, and you’ll never feel like you’ve been ripped off. TripAdvisor is a good place to learn more about any attractions or restaurants. People leave honest reviews, and so it’s easy to sort the wheat from the chaff.

The only other thing I’d like to mention relates to children. Some kids become bored fast when they spend a week away with their parents. If your little ones are likely to feel frustrated, just search online for a kid’s club. Most of the top UK beach destinations will have something suitable that could help them to make new friends. Don’t make the mistake of dragging your kids around the town when they’d much rather play some volleyball. Kid’s clubs don’t cost a lot of money, and they’re essential for parents who want some peace and quiet.


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